WHY WORK FOR GOWRIE VICTORIA?

Gowrie Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1939, committed to our purpose to champion good early childhood education and care – because when children learn, we all grow.

We are specialists in early childhood education and care and our service offerings include:

  • Children’s programs located at Carlton North, Docklands and Broadmeadows. We currently provide education and care for over 550 children and their families
  • Registered Training Organisation (RTO 3900) that delivers nationally recognised qualifications in early childhood education and care
  • Professional development, including short courses and tailor-made training. In the past 20 years thousands of adult learners have received a nationally recognised qualification and the majority of children’s services in Victoria have participated in our professional development and support programs

For over seventy years Gowrie Victoria has grown. We currently employ over 180 people and we’re always looking for like-minded people to join our team.

Some of the benefits of working at Gowrie Victoria include:

  • The opportunity to be part of an organisation that is making a difference in the community
  • A flexible and friendly workplace with ample opportunities for career and professional development
  • The chance to meet and work with people who are some of the best in their field
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous personal and carers leave entitlement of 15 days per annum
  • 20 days annual leave and 17.5% leave loading paid in December to help with extra holiday expenses
  • Option to salary sacrifice additional superannuation.

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CURRENT VACANCIES

Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest

GV is always on the lookout for passionate ECEC professionals. We welcome applications from like-minded people who are interested in roles in our Children’s Programs, such as:

  • Children’s Program Manager and Assistant Manager
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Educational Leader
  • Room Leader and Assistant Room Leader
  • Educator
  • Kitchen Supervisor/Assistant
  • Administration and Support roles

About you

We are looking for ECEC professionals who:

  • want to make a real difference in the lives of children and families – we are a not-for-profit organisation committed to our purpose to champion good early childhood education and care.
  • are passionate about learning – for themselves as well as the children in our programs.
  • love working as part of a team – team work, positive working relationships and a friendly and supportive environment are essential to our success. Equally we recognise the importance of having quality relationships with families and children.
  • love ECEC – we aim to be a leader in our field and consistently pursue higher standards. We need people who are passionate about early learning to make this happen.

About us

We currently provide education and care for over 550 children and their families at our children’s programs in Docklands, Broadmeadows and Carlton North.

GV offers a unique and engaging working environment:

  • We operate above ratio which allows teams’ flexible time off the floor to plan programs, go on excursions and participate in communities of practice such as Indigenous Perspectives and Sustainability. Having a team that works across the day also provides consistency and familiarity for our children and families.
  • We offer above award remuneration and personal leave, organisational conferences and social events.
  • We actively work with universities and other partners to participate in research for the ECEC sector
  • We offer professional development including specialist programs, on-the-job directed learning, as well as coaching and support from our passionate and experienced leaders
  • Access to study and professional development through our Adult Learning function
  • Our services are close to public transport and amenities

Apply Now!

If you wish to submit an expression of interest for any future opportunities at GV please email recruitment@gowrievictoria.org.au including:

  • Subject line – please write “Expression of Interest”
  • A cover letter (limit one A4 page) that includes:
    • Where you saw the EOI advertised
    • What role/s you would be interested in, your preferred location and hours of work (full-time, part-time or casual)
    • An overview of how you meet the criteria in the “About You” section above
    • What makes you a good candidate for the roles you are interested in
  • A resume outlining your qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience.

Gowrie Victoria is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. Appointment will be conditional upon a satisfactory Working With Children Check.

To be eligible for employment you must have appropriate Australian or New Zealand work rights.

Early Childhood Educators (Casual)

About the role

We are currently recruiting for casual educators to work across our sites located at Docklands, Carlton North and/or Broadmeadows. We expect all our educators to:

  • Understand and role model Gowrie Victoria’s Purpose, Values, Policies, Procedures and Regulatory Requirements
  • Assist in the development and delivery of educational and care programs aligned to the above
  • Provide written accurate documentation that supports practice and compliance requirements
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with children, families, colleagues and the broader community
  • Attend and participate in professional learning

About you

We are looking for ECEC professionals who:

  • want to make a real difference in the lives of children and families – we are a not-for-profit organisation committed to our purpose to champion good early childhood education and care.
  • are passionate about learning – for themselves as well as the children in our programs.
  • love working as part of a team – team work, positive working relationships and a friendly and supportive environment are essential to our success. Equally, we recognise the importance of having quality relationships with families and children.
  • love ECEC – we aim to be a leader in our field and consistently pursue higher standards. We need people who are passionate about early learning to make this happen.

For this role, we also expect you will have:

  • A Certificate III in ECEC (minimum)
  • 12 months’ experience (preferred) as an educator
  • An excellent understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Framework
  • Demonstrated capacity to work in a team

Apply now!

To be eligible for employment you must have appropriate Australian or New Zealand work rights. 

Previous applicants need not re-apply

Applications should be sent to recruitment@gowrievictoria.org.au and must include the following:

  • A cover letter (one A4 page only) which includes an overview of:
    • How you meet the criteria in the “About You” section
    • Why you are a good candidate for the role
    • A resume outlining your qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience.

Gowrie Victoria is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. Appointment will be conditional upon a satisfactory Working With Children Check. 

Click here for the position description.

Room Leader (full time, fixed term, Carlton North)

We are currently recruiting for a Room Leader (we call them Early Years Leader) for our Carlton North service. The role will be full time, fixed term to Nov 2019 covering parental leave.

We expect all our Early Years Leaders to:

  • Lead and mentor our Assistant Room Leaders and Early Childhood Educators in providing quality early childhood education and care in line with the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development and National Quality Frameworks
  • Drive pedagogical practices that are aligned to the organisation’s purpose, values, policies and procedures
  • Provide written accurate documentation that supports practice and compliance requirements
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with children, families, colleagues and the broader community
  • Attend and participate in professional learning

For more information, and to apply, please click here.

Early Childhood Teacher (casual, Broadmeadows)

We are currently recruiting for a casual Early Childhood Teacher for our Broadmeadows service.

We expect all our Early Childhood Teachers to:

  • Support and drive pedagogical practices that are aligned to:
    • Gowrie’s purpose, values, policies and procedures
    • The Victorian Early Years Learning Development and National Early Years Learning Frameworks
  • Demonstrate effective leadership and promote continuous improvement
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with children, families, colleagues and the broader community
  • Attend and participate in professional learning

For more information, and to apply, please click here.

Early Childhood Educator (casual, Broadmeadows)

We are currently recruiting for casual educators to work at our Broadmeadows service.

We expect all our educators to:

  • Understand and role model Gowrie Victoria’s Purpose, Values, Policies, Procedures and Regulatory Requirements
  • Assist in the development and delivery of educational and care programs aligned to the above
  • Provide written accurate documentation that supports practice and compliance requirements
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with children, families, colleagues and the broader community
  • Attend and participate in professional learning

For more information, and to apply, please click here.

Early Childhood Teacher (full time, Broadmeadows)

We are currently recruiting for an Early Childhood Teacher for our Broadmeadows service. The position will be full time ongoing and offers seven (7) weeks paid leave and a four (4) week lump sum payment upon the anniversary of each full 12 months of service.

We expect all our Early Childhood Teachers to:

  • Support and drive pedagogical practices that are aligned to:
    • Gowrie’s purpose, values, policies and procedures
    • The Victorian Early Years Learning Development and National Early Years Learning Frameworks
  • Demonstrate effective leadership and promote continuous improvement
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with children, families, colleagues and the broader community
  • Attend and participate in professional learning

For more information, and to apply, please click here.

Prospective Employee Information Sessions

Do you currently hold, or are you studying towards, a qualification in early childhood education and care?

Established in 1939, Gowrie Victoria is a values based, not-for-profit organisation committed to our purpose to champion good early childhood education and care – because when children learn, we all grow.

We would love to speak with like-minded people who are interested in roles in our Children’s Program, such as:

  • Early Childhood Educator (Cert III and Diploma qualified)
  • Room Leader and Assistant Room Leader (Diploma qualified)
  • Early Childhood Teacher (Bachelor qualified)
  • Educational Leader
  • Children’s Program Manager and Assistant Manager
  • Kitchen Supervisor/Assistant
  • Administration and Support roles

Date:

Wed 26 Sep and Mon 1 Oct 2018

Time:

5.00pm to 6.00pm

Where:

The Harbour Family and Children’s Centre, 1 Seafarer Lane (corner of Bourke St next to the PO boxes), Docklands.

From Southern Cross station you can catch the number 11 or 48 tram in Collins St towards Docklands and alight at the end of the line (Stop D18).

You will have the opportunity to see our program in action, find out about career opportunities and hear about the many benefits of working at Gowrie Victoria.

Register now!

To attend this event you must register your interest by emailing recruitment@gowrievictoria.org.au with the subject line “Information Session Registration”. Please include your name and the date you would like to attend in your email.

We look forward to meeting you.

Educational Leader (full time, Docklands)

We are currently recruiting for a full time Educational Leader for our Docklands service.

The Educational Leader acts to inspire, lead, mentor and guide Early Years staff in the provision of quality Early Childhood Education and Care in line with the VEYLDF, NQF and current research/innovative practice; the position also drives pedagogical practices aligned to Gowrie Victoria’s purpose, values, policies and procedures and supports colleagues in their implementation of practice.

The role encompasses:

  • Promoting an understanding of approved learning frameworks
  • Identifying relevant professional development opportunities
  • Aiding educators to understand and implement policies, procedures and reflect on their practice
  • Consider methods to demonstrate the service is meeting expected standards

The Educational Leader achieves this with the development and maintenance of professional and supportive relationships across the Children’s Program, including families.

For more information, and to apply, please click here.